As you probably know, I live in North Carolina. For fun I thought I’d check Google Maps to see how far I travel to get to Honolulu, Hawaii from NC. My result was 5,647 miles.
Google Maps produced directions from North Carolina to Hawaii by assuming I’d be traveling on land and sea. The directions instruct me to drive from North Carolina to Seattle, Washington and then kayak 2,756 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. See direction # 38 in my directions page. I enjoy sea kayaking, but not that much.
Luckily, I usually fly straight to Honolulu with only one connection in either Chicago or Dallas on American Airlines. I believe the flight to Hawaii from North Carolina usually earns me about 4,500 frequent flier miles one way and about 9,000 round-trip.
How about you? I’d love to hear where you call home? Do you know how many miles you travel to get to Hawaii from your home? As Kamila pointed out on facebook, you can use TravelMath to help you determine the flight distance.